Post # 1
Hello! So after price comparing between fresh and fake flowers I’ve decides I am going to go with fresh flowers, as I can get 50 stems of peonies for $230, and the company I am looking at can deliver them 2 days before my wedding in the color I want.
I’m planning on having one large bouquet for me and then 6 smaller bouquets for my ladies. I’m wondering for those of you who DIYed your bouquets:
When did you put them together?
How did you preserve them before the wedding?
If you ordered bulk flowers online how did they look when you recieved them?
the website I am looking at is fiftyflowers.com
Post # 2
For my FSIL’s wedding we got flowers from Costco. Picked them up on Friday morning, assembled them Friday afternoon for her noon Saturday ceremony.
I would go by the recommendations from the site for delivery times, I think that her flowers should have been picked up on Thursday and allowed to open fully before we assembled. My bouquet from her wedding looked 10x better on Sunday, and even on Monday than it did on the day of the wedding.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview
I am ordering my flowers from bunchesdirect.ca
I am making the bouquets and buying the corsages 🙂
Post # 4
My SIL ordered from FlowerMoxie.com for her wedding this past all, that I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in. They were delivered two days before the wedding, and we kept them inside in buckets of water. For centerpieces, they were arranged the morning of the wedding. They were pretty simple arrangements in various glass vases and mason jars and looked great. The only thing I will say – I would not suggest trying to DIY bouquets. They are by far the hardest things to do. Ours for my SIL’s wedding were a hott mess – they really looked bad (although we’d NEVER tell her that). Likewise, as a wedding photographer, every DIY bouquet I see doesn’t hold up well. There is just some art to getting those things properly and tightly assembled. I think DIY when doing centerpieces is fine, because it’s so much easier.
Post # 5
- Wedding: Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm
Hi! I’m DIYing my flowers for my wedding in May. I can’t share firsthand knowledge just yet, but I wrote a post on the blog last week about some DIY flower options, you can find it here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2015/02/20/diy-floral-options/
Another post you might find helpful is by Mrs. Balloons, she did DIY flowers from Fifty Flowers and included peonies: http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/11/08/up-and-away-on-a-mountain-diy-flowers/
Hope that helps some – good luck!
Post # 6
Just want to make sure you’ve read Bunches Direct reviews before you order from them! I was considering for a while but am now planning on going through a local wholesaler :/
Post # 7
I made my bouquet and DH’s boutonniere the night before the wedding. It was pretty easy and fun to do. The roses were a gift from my mom, and the tulips were purchased from Trader Joe’s two days before the wedding. After I made them, I had it sit in a little tub of water to stay hydrated.